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Winter festival lights up

Winter festival lights up

Hundreds of people flocked to events across the region at the weekend, celebrating the beginning of the East Gippsland Winter Festival.  The rain ceased for the launch of Laneway3875 on Friday night in Bairnsdale, where hundreds saw the culmination of the hard work and dedication mural artists have put in over the previous months, creating incredible stories on the walls. Artists and real...
COVID changeover

COVID changeover

In a time of great economic uncertainty given the ongoing global pandemic, one would assume people would be erring on the side of caution and playing it safe in regards to their financial investments. That is certainly not the case in Orbost with three eateries all going under the hammer and being sold within the past three months. Megan Chambers, her husband Chris Donchi and their children,...
Calls to upgrade Dargo road

Calls to upgrade Dargo road

The Dargo High Plains Road has been closed for the winter a few days earlier than usual because of poor weather expected this week.  The road is usually closed after the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and is scheduled to reopen before Melbourne Cup Day in November, but for the past two years, the road hasn’t opened until December.  A spokesperson for the Alpine Shire, which is...
Higher ground for golf

Higher ground for golf

The Lakes Entrance Golf Club has gratefully received a donation of over 700 cubic metres of topsoil, with another 1800 cubic metres to come, from Bass Strait Views Estate Pty Ltd and Becon Construction. The companies are constructing the new petrol service station on the corner of Golflinks Road and Princes Highway in Lakes Entrance. Course director, Garry Jeal, expressed appreciation of the...
Mallacoota powers up

Mallacoota powers up

AusNet Services last Thursday announced it had installed Gippsland’s first community battery in Mallacoota, making the town one of the first in Australia to have a grid-connected energy storage system included in its local network. This innovative project plays a key role in improving power reliability by up to 90 per cent for the town of Mallacoota. AusNet has contributed $7.5 million for...
Hotel music a deafening sound

Hotel music a deafening sound

In sleepy Swifts Creek, which is slowly awakening from a long COVID induced slumber, life is creaking back to normal. However, attempts by the local publican to ramp things up a notch has collectively raised the eyebrows of some in the local community. Russell Bowkett took over running the Albion Hotel in the aftermath of the Black Summer Bushfires and just four days before Victoria’s...

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